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Profile of Agyeman-Rawlings, flagbearer of NDP

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Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is the founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP). Agyeman-Rawlings left the NDC to form NDP after she lost flagbearership for the 2016 elections on the ticket of the NDC.

In 2016, she became the first woman to contest for the presidential election in the country. 

Agyeman-Rawlings began her secondary education at Ghana International School and transferred to Achimota School. She continued her education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where she studied Arts and Textile. In 1975, she acquired a diploma in Interior Design from the London College of Art. In 1979, she went on further to earn another diploma in advanced personnel management from the Management Development and Productivity Institute in Ghana. 1991 saw her earn a certificate in development from the Ghana Institute of Management and public Administration (GMPA).

Agyeman-Rawlings gained popularity as the First lady of the republic when her husband became head of state in 1979 and again from 1981 to 2001. She was the president of the  31st December Women’s Movement. 

She has been awarded by the Johns Hopkins University, Institute of Policy Studies as a Senior Fellow(1994). 

Agyeman-Rawlings was conferred with an Honorary Emeritus Fellowship by the Boardroom Institute of the Graduate School of Governance and Leadership. 

She is the wife of the late Jerry John Rawlings, founder of the National Democratic Congress(NDC), and is a mother of four.

Roselena Ahiable is a Senior Researcher with Dubawa Ghana. Roselena has years of demonstrated work experience in advertising, sales and marketing, having worked with some of the leading brands in Ghana. She has completed a Master of Philosophy programme in Communication Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, with specialisation in Public Relations and Advertising. She has also received advanced training in print and broadcast journalism. Roselena also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana. As a trained journalist with interest in research, Roselena provides the team insight in news and media trend analysis.

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